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Liquid Diet | What Can I Eat Before Hysterectomy?

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Liquid diet before hysterectomyI have to follow a liquid diet before my surgery. What are some of the things I can eat?

While a liquid diet before surgery can be very limited, there are some different choices to help keep things from getting too boring, though hungry is not likely to be far off!

The rule of thumb is no dairy products, no solids, no pulp, and you should be able to see through your food and drink choices. The items should be easily digestible as well.

Jello, especially made into Jigglers, can be flavorful. As Jigglers, you can at least pretend you are eating since you will have to chew!

Broths can offer a non-sweet option. Choices can include chicken, beef, and vegetable as long as you consume only the broth.

For a treat, a popsicle with no fruit or pulp can be yummy. Choices can include Italian ice, Popsicles, your favorite ice pops, or even homemade pops using your favorite Kool Aid or pulp free juice.

Sports drinks like Gatorade can help keep your electrolytes up during your liquid diet. Other drinks can include coffee (no creamer), tea, clear sodas, and water.

Juice is an option if it is pulp free. Lemonade should be strained. Apple, grape, and cranberry can be good choices.

Your doctor will often have a list of the accepted food items that you can follow and the Mayo Clinic has a helpful list and menu.

As always, check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Some doctors will limit any red liquids if work involving the bowel will be done.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

08-09-2011 - 04:17 PM


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